Deniro Farrar & Tribe
Friday 8 p.m. The Rabbit Hole, Commonwealth Ave. $7. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deniro-farrar-tribe-tickets-36614940272.
The West-side rapper, who spent part of his summer touring nationally following two recent releases, returns home to head up this Queen City bill. Duru tha King, Indigo Joe, Yung Citizen, Mara Robbin, Tange Lomax, DJ Fannie, NiGe Hood, FolkRap Genius, Autumn Rainwater, Blu House and Dexter Jordan round out the bill.
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Friday 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $45-$75. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The pop country singer was a Grammy winner in the ’90s (“Passionate Kisses,” “Down at the Twist and Shout”), but her focus has turned to folkier Americana songwriting and less commercial fare over the last decade and a half. She returns with songs from her Dave Cobb-produced 14th album, “The Things That We Are Made Of,” as well as that back catalog of hits.
Friday 9 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $5-$10. www.visulite.com.
The Charlotte five-piece celebrates the release of its new full-length, “The Album Formerly Known as Record,” which highlights its mix of heavy blues, Southern soul and hard rock that squalls like the offspring of Chris Cornell’s voice and Jack White’s guitar. It’s joined by N.C./Michigan duo IamDynamite – a great pop-rock band that turned up the Hall & Oates-style soul on its sophomore album, “Wasa Tusa.”
Saturday 4 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $45-$115. www.livenation.com.
Erykah Badu headlines the annual ’90s-leaning hip-hop, R&B, soul and funk festival that also features Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Goodie Mob, Jagged Edge, Bobby Brown and Doug E. Fresh. Jazz saxophonist and Charlotte native Adrian Crutchfield, who worked with Prince before his death, joins members of Badu’s band for an after-party at The Rabbit Hole (1801 Commonwealth Ave.) around 11 p.m.
Dashboard Confessional/All American Rejects
Sunday 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27.50-$55. www.livenation.com.
This co-headlining tour kicked off with both acts covering each other to commemorate the trek (Dashboard cranks up the rock of “Move Along,” while AAR turns in a moody, restrained “Hands Down”). The summer pairing is nearly over, though, with Charlotte being the second-to-last date on the anthemic emo/punky pop pair’s schedule. The Maine opens the show.
Flagship/In the Valley Below
Sunday 8 p.m. The Underground, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15. www.livenation.com.
The Charlotte band has enjoyed love from SiriusXM, which put “Mexican Jackpot” – the first single from its new album, “The Electric Man” – in heavy rotation this spring. The duo of Michael Finster and Drake Margolnick delivers on the promise of the long-running band’s early work and pays subtle tribute to those roots.
Monday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35. www.livenation.com.
Just a few months after playing Carolina Rebellion, the California quintet is back with more Southern rock than the hair metal it’s often associated with. The group celebrated 30 years in 2016 with a new single, “Save That Goodness,” produced and written by Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, who spent the summer on the road with Tesla and is also producing its upcoming album.
Snug Harbor 10th Anniversary Residency
Wednesday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $2. www.snugrock.com.
The Plaza-Midwood venue has hit a milestone, but this week also brings the Charlotte indie band Bullship out of retirement (self-imposed exile?) after almost as long. Its 2008 “Is/Was” album – which featured some of the club’s owners – marked an early high point for the local lo-fi indie rock swell that was yet to come. With Chocola, Fat Face Band and Party Battleship.